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and were previously kept out of the public view. >>> well, paris is living up to its reputation as the city of light. german actress diane koover had the magic touch as she turned on the lights of france's world-renowned shopping boulevard to watch 200 trees illuminate with l.e.d. lights. the glimmering display will light each night until january 10th. gorgeous, right? gorgeous. >> insane. >> beautiful. >>> let's go now to new york city, where victims of hurricane sandy were shown some holiday hospitality. new york governor andrew cuomo joined volunteers to help deliver more than 3,000 turkey dinners to those in need in breezy point. while in manhattan, hundreds of first responders and red cross workers were also served up a thanksgiving meal from the city's top chef. are you ready? >> i am. it's time to get the turkey on. >> it is time. ooimz looking forward to some pumpkin pie, you know? >> that's not bad. apple pie's my favorite. >> i've been craving it. >> a la mode. >>> now to a somber note. it was 49 years ago today that president john f. kennedy was assassinated in dallas, a day in w
was seen in public he flew to a paris hospital age 75 and sick. three weeks later he was dead. why? his wife refused an autopsy. rumors flew, aids murdered, poisoned, that's what many palestinians believed. >> all the circumstantial evidence, all the political evidence indicate only one direction, which is mr. sharon. >> reporter: israel denies it. there was no real evidence he had been killed, until this year. the investigation was triggered by swiss technicians working with al jazeera tv. they examined arafat's toothbrush and hat and found traces of radioactive polonium 210. ten times more toxic than cyanide. the question now is, will they find it on his bones? >> the likelihood of being able to detect polonium 210 this long after contamination i think is very low. >> reporter: in that case, how did they find it on his clothes? the tests could raise more questions than it answers. yasser arafat, controversial in life, his death still a riddle. martin fletcher, nbc news, ramallah, the west bank. >>> in this country and parts of this area in fact, life remains at a cold dark standstill
. >>> san francisco and the sisters city paris have had a friendly cultural exchange. now they'll be swapping art. the directors signed an agreement with the louvre in paris. they're pledging to exchange art over the next five years. there's a new exhibit of treasures from the louvre including items once owned by louie the xiv and marie antoinette. >> we'll be sending art to the louvre. that's just as significant. because i want to see a sign at the louvre, this is from the fine arts museums of san francisco. >> the collection of royal treasures from the louvre opens saturday and runs through the end of march. >>> it's new years a day for seafood lovers. your dung unus crab is ready. boats were already turning up at the docks of fishermen's wharf filled with fresh crab. last year at this time, you might recall the same boats were just sitting on the docks as fishermen refused to crab over a price dispute. today, seafood market were relieved to see the arrival of the first catch in time for thanksgiving. >> it's one of the biggest days of the year for us. it's like christmas day
's dwindling shark population. we will show you. >>> the sharks at a paris aquarium had a surprise visitor. a world champion free diver jumped this shark tank. he is crazy. he said he was afraid of sharks for years but able to overcome the fear by what else regularly swimming with them. the event was to draw attention to the dwindling shark population. it is a reminder that many people see them as cold-blood killers and many others see them as animals that need protection. the swam with 16 black-tipped sharks, four gray sharks, two zebra sharks. not a great white. he's a chicken. thank you for watching nbc bay area news. chris matthews is next. good night. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the
a huge tarp as they remove the too many. the 75-year-old died at a paris hospital in 2004 from what was believed to be a blood disorder and brain hemorrhage, but this past summer a documentary suggested he was murdered. scientists confirm they found a rare radioactive substance on arafat's personal belongings, including his toothbrush and his head scarf. french authorities then opened a murder inquiry and will be sending forensic experts to the tomb this month. >>> more fighting today along the syria border with turkey. the two countries share a border over 500 miles long and much of the recent fighting has taken place right there. activists say the death toll is now 38,000 since the uprising began 19 months ago. and today france became the first european power to officially recognize syria's opposition coalition and said it will consider arming the rebels. raj. >> thank you, janelle. >>> exoneration for the sesame street puppeteer accused of having inappropriate relations with a teenager. in a surprising turn-archd today, the man who accused kevin clash of having sex with him when
from princeton, moved to paris, and was falling in love with her new city and a new boyfriend. and her life was turned upside down. we'll speak with her in a moment, but first, here's her story. >> i was diagnosed in 2011 when i was 22. i remember as he said the words, i remember reading them on the paper and just feeling my heart sink down to my stomach. >> it just felt like something stopped inside of me. >> i lived in paris. i had an apartment there, a job there. my boyfriend was there. and suddenly i was in new york with a cancer diagnosis not knowing if i was going to survive the next few weeks. i got my first treatments with an incredible team of doctors. unfortunately, the second part of the biopsy results showed that i would need a bone marrow transplant. >> when i found out that i could donate my bone marrow, i felt like i could actually do something to help her. and hopefully save her. >> i feel very connected to him in this very intense way. >> we were incredibly elated about hearing the good news that adam was a match, not only a match, but a perfect match. >> there i was,
wagner. she can now add another title to all of her big wins. just won the grand prix of france in paris this weekend. good morning to you. >> good morning. thank you so much. >> what a season you've had already. win after win. national championship, skate america, the four continents and most recently the grand prix of france so it must be just blowing you away. >> you know, it's been a dream season. i'm so proud-of-everything that i've accomplished so far, and, you know, all this hard work that i've put in is really starting to pay off so i'm on cloud nine. >> called yourself the almost girl and consider calling yourself the it girl. >> i think i've finally gotten rid of that. no longer feel like the almost girl. can i say i've gotten rid of that title and i'm now the it girl so i'm excited. >> you are skating in a holiday special this week. >> pandora holiday members on ice, great skaters, joanie rochette and brian boitano and it's a holiday weekend on nbc. >> you'll be skating to the classic "joy to the world." i will take your beautiful jacket. thank you. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
on a flight to paris. >> think i'm running on a little bit of adrenaline right now. >> reporter: no time for the eiffel tower, only an hour before leaving for salt lake city, another 12 hours in the air. >> 54 1/2 hours in. >> reporter: we caught up with him in utah where there was one flight to go, salt lake to baltimore. in all howie traveled a mind-blowing 14,000 miles and with elite bonuses he's earned 30,000 plus, enough to propel him to delta's diamond level in 2013 and he'll eventually to use those miles to travel for free. >> there are hundreds of thousands of people that do this. >> reporter: howie blogs about his travel tricks and says the online forum on flyertalk.com is a treasure trove for extreme frequent flyers who constantly monitor new fares for low cost long hauls. >> we're trying to beat the system. been to 65 different countries using these techniques. >> reporter: the frugal travel guy hosts seminars on how to travel on the cheap, like the atlanta to honolulu trip he took with wife kate for $152 round trip. >> he loves the game. he loves the chase. >> reporter: and c
for the rest of us. >> reporter: in paris they voted with their palates piggott an obama burger against a romney omelette and the town in japan declared obama for obama and in kenya where obama's father is from women have been giving thai newborns, the latest michelle obama, brian obama. >> we are now extremely excited. we are happy. >> reporter: in a village of kogelo his step-grandmother sarah said he's worked hard. people on the rest of this planet celebrating their vote for ones they couldn't cast. world markets also responded positively this morning, and only hours after winning his next term, obama got his first order of foreign business courtesy of british prime minister david cameron saying he wants obama's help to do more to protect the people of syria, put more pressure on the assad regime and assist the rebels. savannah. >> just one in a long to-do list for the president. thanks, michelle. >>> coming up next, big issue in the election, jobs. how to find them no matter what your age. but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over
flew for treatment to paris. there he died in his hospital bed. cause of dead, never made public. his wife kept the medical report private, and rumors flew. he died of aids. he was murdered, poisoned. >> each one of us want to know the truth. what killed yasser arafat? we're obsessed about this. >> reporter: it was object after a report by al jazeera tv this year that the pressure grew on arafat's wife to agree to exhume her husband's body. al jazeera claimed that arafat was poisoned with radioactive polonium 210. al jazeera reported the scientist in switzerland found high levels of polonium on arafat's clothing given to him by his widow, so if he was murdered, who did it? that's obvious, palestinian officials say. israel. israel's always said that's nonsense. they had plenty of chances over the years to kill arafat when they were at war, so why poison him when they weren't fighting? scientists say it will three months to reach a verdict, and the israelis say they are sure the verdict of death and the cause of death will be established as natural causes. natalie? >> all right. martin
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